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Old 12-29-2008, 01:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hi folks!
i got combination to give my audi s8 98' and buy real rs4 b5 2.7 biturbo by mtm,440ps.2000'
car looks nice,engine too!
while driving,everthing is qietly,suspension...
car got new gearbox clutch,and new petrol pump.
only what i saw of mistakes is when u staying with car in the place,on 900 rpm,the steering wheel is very hard,but when i put the motor on 1500 and more,everthiung is ok?
and also the lcd display beetwen instruments is not working properly.
half on it u can't see?
what should i look more especially at the engine?
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Displays are known to pack in or should I say the pixels go but they can be fixed for around £100-£150.

Steering could be power steering pump or fluid or even worse the rack but check for play and any loss of fluid.

Well engine wise you have a MTM tuned car so I would ask what’s been done and if it been serviced regularly and ask how old the turbo's are as this can be a very expensive repair if they need replacing so a 150k miles on stock turbo's could be putting near end of life. Turbo replacements are not cheap and you would need to replace both Turbo's and that means engine out job.
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Displays are known to pack in or should I say the pixels go but they can be fixed for around £100-£150.

Steering could be power steering pump or fluid or even worse the rack but check for play and any loss of fluid.

Well engine wise you have a MTM tuned car so I would ask what’s been done and if it been serviced regularly and ask how old the turbo's are as this can be a very expensive repair if they need replacing so a 150k miles on stock turbo's could be putting near end of life. Turbo replacements are not cheap and you would need to replace both Turbo's and that means engine out job.
i think that turbos are ok,there is no strange sounds,and motor works very nice.
service is done before 10000 km,belts,filters,oil...
the car is very nice,u can see that car on this clip vs ferarri modena.
YouTube - audi rs4 vs ferarri modena novi sad
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